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Eskrima Perth (Kali or Arnis)

Eskrima Perth

Eskrima (Kali/Arnis), is a Filipino stick, knife and unarmed fighting system and is the style that forms the basis of most reality based combat systems, due to it’s effectiveness.


Eskrima; which is also known as Kali or Arnis; is a Filipino martial art that focuses on weapon-based combat using sticks and knives, though all skills can be used unarmed as well. It is considered one of the most effective martial arts in the world, especially for dealing with a knife-wielding opponent, and is the knife fighting system adopted into Bruce Lee’s art of Jeet Kune Do (by Dan Inosanto, one of Bruce Lee’s original students). It is also the style that forms the base of most reality based combat systems, particularly in regards to knife fighting.

RKD Eskrima Perth is proud to be affiliated with Grand Maestro Greg Henderson and his school, Magkuno Diamondback Eskrima. GM Greg is an inductee into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame and has around 50 years of martial arts experience. It is his style of Magkuno Diamondback Eskrima that we teach in our RKD eskrima classes.

Despite being extremely effective, RKD Eskrima Perth is relatively low impact. As such, it is an effective martial art for the elderly, or people who have suffered injuries (knees etc) that prevent them engaging in other martial arts training. Techniques used in RKD Eskrima Perth don’t require great deals of strength, flexibility or athleticism to execute – there are no flashy jumping, spinning kicks here!

Classes in RKD Eskrima Perth focus on self defense techniques involving the stick and knife. Techniques covered include striking and blocking, trapping, disarms, and take downs, and how to apply these techniques unarmed (when you are unarmed and your opponent has a weapon, or both of you are unarmed).

The course is suitable for any one over 13 years of age. Come and view a class of RKD Eskrima Perth in action or jump into a class for a free trial. For further information, call Sensei Ryan on 0413 625 147.

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